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egyptian prosecutors issue an arrest warrant for the muslim brotherhood leader after a monday's deadly clashes while rival political factions failed to agree on a transition plan leaving the country in deadlock. russia uncovers evidence that syrian rebels non-government troops have used chemical weapons and despite those findings being played down by washington congress puts military aid to opposition fighters on hold. and without words noted widely expected to receive political asylum in venezuela solidarity for the fugitive whistleblower is growing across latin america speaks to after the worst foreign minister about what's behind this support.
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is five pm in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshua welcome to the program and the egyptian prosecutor's office has ordered the arrest of the muslim brotherhood leader mohamed body is accused of provoking deadly clashes at a rally on monday in support of the ousted president mohamed morsi. has the details . well egypt's prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for mohammed badie the leader of the muslim brotherhood the charges are on inciting violence for the fifty five people who were killed during those bloody clashes back on monday between the pro morsy supporters and them and the military in front of the republican guard headquarters building we're also hearing that at least nine other whisk warrants have been issued for high ranking members of the muslim brotherhood the question though is where is this muslim brotherhood leader it is widely thought that he could be inside the rubber mosque now this is where hundreds of thousands of pro
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morsy muslim brotherhood supporters have been holding a vigil calling for morsy to be released from detention and the reinstated so the question needs to be answered as to how the police are actually going to enter this massive crowd and the wrist mohammed badie the concern however is that this is going to be two more provocation and it will ultimately lead to more violence from both sides awaiting the announcement has been greeted with great anger by muslim brotherhood supporters what we have seen is both sides both being pro more cv anti morsi and also the military itself being extremely hot headed and adamant that they're going to stick to their guns and make sure that this side of this whole uprising and this whole demonstration is made the there are many here in egypt that i speak to who are concerned that the longer this violence drags out the more likely it is that we could see this country on the brink of some kind of civil war there have been talks throughout the day today wednesday with various political factions by the interim prime minister and he really is trying to get them on board
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but he's facing a lot of opposition he has put forward a five month roadmap plan and according to this that the constitution will be amended in the next fifteen days and then within four months they will be some kind of referendum here in which the public will be asked to ratify the constitution the plan then is that by early two thousand and fourteen they will be new to. elementary elections followed by a presidential poll but both the muslim brotherhood and your various islamic groups as well as your liberal opposition have rejected this timetable the muslim brotherhood rejects the whole process it says it's always legal and until they president morsi is reinstated they can be no political progress thirty five and noble opposition parties who belong to the national salvation front which is headed by mohamed el baradei the former head of the international atomic energy agency they also rejected it outright they said the timetable was inaccurate today they're saying that they were not consulted on the whole process and that there were
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articles inside it that they do not agree with the fact that you have such a lack of agreement is only going to be to more destruction on the street or earlier i talked to daryn a senior advisor to the muslim brotherhood and he told me that what's happening in egypt right now has nothing to do was democracy. i think since i'm against it suspect that one of the peoples of the whole of the is going on this is a police state that filed criminal for the full. evidence and it's a complicit job but even if it makes you justice in the self basically takes on the damages and fabricate the cases needed to put the pickles because of a cold in the not looking about a thing is missing from thinking main cause the rest are different for the from around the society have nothing to try and together except the fact that they oppose him and it's because we've seen minutes returns on t.v. from two sides of the street arrest for roughly around the country with no child.
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sanctions in this child and four hundred people killed. because of this will suddenly go she should be able if you want to like someone to a negotiation table. you know you don't just sit on the street and even arrest that leaders in prison because learnable she ations alone for a minute here saying is that the only one exit and we want to exit. the president and then everything else is negotiated on the table i think the president even softened but. that means not certain if you're going to. while political rivals in age of resort to force and tough rhetoric the country's economic woes remain unaddressed deadly clashes across the country have wiped out a major source of income tourism and archie's delatour now explains. behind me is the egyptian museum one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of the country is the first port of call for many tourists coming off the plane here in downtown cairo however it isn't and this is a scene that's been seen across the country in all the most popular tourist
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destinations putting a week of political turmoil after the ouster of mohamed morsi egypt's tourists and history which makes up eleven percent of the country's economy has taken a massive beating since the only way to define revolution particularly as tourists are becoming increasingly scarce in the last week we've seen massive nationwide demonstrations funded by clashes between rival groups and on sunday fifty people were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters off the post president early even many katrina tourists won't come to egypt in the future that being travel mornings are big issues by embassies including the u.s. embassy actually sent most spend on emergency stop time after any u.s. citizen was stopped last week in these bloody clashes made to international tour operators that are becoming can also come so that tourist two my oldest and september during the first bush term i will continue to stoop to this this is a free like but the work place has most kids however no cool tour operators on souvenir shops and we don't have international backing spare plug the gaps the poor
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woman's. need to be stupid the boy be now this dumb played for so young we see it to be that somebody place goes and you feel as if the job was you know more world than if you see the steve thank you very much psyche. so people are fearing meant as those supporters of the previous leader mohamed morsy remain in the sit in and refuse to go home in various parts of the country and we're going to see further clashes but those like chokey working in the tourist industry and they feed this means tourists are going to continue to be scared from coming to egypt and actually the future of egypt's tourism is going. even why. but some help is at hand for egypt several gulf states have chipped in to keep the economy afloat while saudi arabia is giving five billion dollars in fuel aid
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and cash and three billion more is being provided by the united arab emirates and loans and bank deposits are to contributor and she returns he says the timing of the help is significant the u.a.e. and saudi definitely did not like the muslim brotherhood and so the saudi station al-arabiya quite called it in dubai in the u.a.e. backs the rebels and you go. back to qatar which is backing the most the government is against the military coup so you have both sides using media using financing using weapons sales to back them man in egypt all the time the united states we must remember that president obama was backing mubarak dictator up until the end seemingly not quite knowing what he's going to do and perhaps the saudis are threatening him even john mccain the presidential candidate used the word coup for obama we get nothing and in the mainstream media all we get is mom and el baradei another nobel prize winner like obama who is saying nothing about the house
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arrest without charge of a democratically elected president let alone the ending of a parliament and the destruction of a free media which continues at the moment in egypt. now the fall of age of the president and the return of the revolution will be under discussion in today's edition of cross-talk. you know it's easy to want to call it a revolution it's easy to want to call it a coup it does fit the textbook definition of a coup but at the same time. she isn't sitting here trying to to be the new dictator he's not trying to be the new mubarak hold on a minute let's do this first of all of the facts on that drug what city which who is general since you is that defense minister did when you first giving morsi. out a huge mess which was absolutely impossible that they knew full well that he was going to spectacularly failed because he's been trying to give them more of
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a you and you know to defend morsi don't get me wrong. russia says it has evidence that syrian rebel forces not government troops have used chemical weapons samples gathered from the city of aleppo apparently show that sarin gas a poisonous nerve agent used in a deadly attack there in march was produced and deployed by the rebels washington however rejects these findings which contradict its own claims that the regime used chemical weapons a factor behind the u.s. decision to arm the opposition parties and he said now he reports. washington seems very convinced that bashar al assad was behind this attack that it was allegedly a chemical attack they say they had evidence no one seen it hasn't been published or given to it to the press in any way so a lot of people still wondering what exact evidence that is that russia has conducted an investigation alongside so actually on the ground and ambassador to
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the u.n. at the tele turk and now can explain what exactly they found and why they believe that it wasn't assad who was behind that attack there is also the analysis clearly indicate that the ordinance used in canada so was not really manufactured and was filled with sudden of the sudden technical specifications proved that it was not invest that money fractured either the projectile involved is not as standard one for chemical use and therefore there is evidence you seem to believe that it was the armed opposition fighters who used the chemical weapons so now we know that they went on to pass these results the actual the actual results of this investigation on to bomb ki-moon and there has been some reaction from the u.k. from the u.s. and the u.k. they say they highly doubt that in fact these results will prove that it wasn't behind the attack and it goes as far to show that the u.s.
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in fact the white house spokesperson when asked if he had read the report he replied no but they're already saying that they believe it's highly unlikely that this will really prove anything what you have is you have people in washington who are behind some kind of military involvement in syria and then you have people who are out right against it you have congress blocking this delivery of arms which was made possible it was proposed after this attack and this these alleged reports that assad was behind this so-called chemical attack this was the reason they began laying out this arms shipment shipments it's being blocked by members of congress but then. you have certain committees in congress so called war hawks one of them being led by carl levin who writes open letters calling for friends of syria to begin as soon as possible precision air strikes against assad and then you have more direct representatives of the obama administration vice president joe biden secretary of state john kerry pushing and really well being for that lift for that
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block on this weapon shipments to the syrian opposition to be lifted so it's a very complicated war a civil war but in washington like i said it seems very clear cut you have people either completely against or completely for military action and i'll be back shortly with more news don't go away. with the military getting control of troops which is the future holds for egypt is this country's experiment with democracy the thing of the past what signal does
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this to send to islam and parties in the region that will want to contribute a shimano gypsies ever be redeemed. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks of the r.p. interview intriguing story so you. see arabic to find out more visit arabic don't call. or come back and this is r t live from moscow u.s. intelligence leaker edward snowden is way off first for political asylum from three latin american nations with speculation mounting that he'll be heading to venezuela support for the whistleblower on the run is growing on the continent speaking exclusively to r.t.
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ecuador's foreign minister called on other countries to follow the example set by venezuela believe in the garage go on and off for refuge to victims of u.s. political persecution morea work now picks out the highlights of the interview as the world waits to see which country edward snowden will pick as his new home martine spoke exclusively with ecuador's foreign minister ricardo. about the n.s.a. whistleblower and the fallout following his revelations now ecuador was the first to initiate an emergency summit among south american states after a plane carrying bolivian president evo morales was grounded in vienna last week it was grounded according to reports on suspicion that snowden was on board in route from moscow foreign minister put seno says the unprecedented violation of international law should prompt more countries to offer their assistance to snowden . after the incident with as we have no doubt that snowden is being pursued at an
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international level these. countries to offer him asylum in ecuador is also considering this option but it'll be better if it's not just three countries that come forward to offer him protection but ten twenty one hundred states ecuador's foreign minister told r.t. that he was thoroughly surprised at the scale of the u.s. surveillance system in particular that programs were created to indiscriminately spy on people in latin america and even friendly states in europe now but senior said he was also shocked that instead of being persistent in demanding immediate explanations from the u.s. about its pervasive spying some european countries allegedly work together to ground the plane of a world leader and put the life of bolivia's president in danger. it's just outrageous if it had been a european leader or the american president it would have triggered a war so if any latin american country had done this then troops and fighter jets
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would have been sent in to rescue the leader you can't just discriminate against countries so that some nations see their international rights observed while others are ignored. now the foreign minister of ecuador argues that the plane incident indicates that europe he says now functions as america's back yard a position that latin america has rejected to serve. now reporting there and don't miss the full version of our exclusive interview with the dorian foreign minister here in our team at six pm g.m.t. snowden surveillance leaks are threatening to complicate a key u.s. china conference that kicks off on wednesday morning in washington the theme is strategic and economic dialogue but cyber security could become the main hot topic following revelations of massive scale u.s. hacking into chinese companies and university databases hong kong based political
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commentator france's loans as washington will have a hard time defending its actions two months ago did you as congress was waiting. the people who liberation army. have been take to the king you ask of them. you as cooperation is for trade secrets but at the moral higher ground speed since last month since june when it was snowden disclosed that actually the u.s. government spy on everybody running the world so. we've. seen that you as through the defense if you were economic summit and they were trying to explain to china what they really. need to get anything in there you will but of course that is. rubbish. and in today's breaking the
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seven host abby martin also speaks with a man credited with being the first an a cia agent to blow the whistle on government misconduct here's what's coming up at four pm g.m.t. . the very first person to claim that the title of n.s.a. whistleblower is a man you've probably heard the least about his name is russell tice and he served twenty years with various government agencies including the n.s.a. a two thousand and five ties blew the whistle on the n.s.a. engaging in unlawful and unconstitutional surveillance of american citizens so here to tell us his story and why he thinks that snowden's leaks are just barely scratching the surface rust ties thank you so much for coming on thanks for what did you see that made you come on board the whistle initially well the first thing our soul was. a satellite system specialist so with the things that i was doing with satellites. sort of inadvertently the american citizens were being spied
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upon or its capabilities so that was my first sort of heads up in the what was going on and i was just shocked because i guess i was not supposed to do this it was against regulation that was against the law it was against our constitution. outrage over the force feeding of hunger strikers at guantanamo bay prison has now gone beyond activists and human rights groups concerns are now being raised among the u.s. political elite two leading democratic senators have cold for an immediate hold to the procedure which has been branded inhumane by the head of the senate intelligence committee that's after a u.s. federal court can down the practice is painful humiliating and degrading but ruled that only president obama can order it to stop prisoner thorens appear to have offered a partial concession during their amadan fast which started yesterday force feeding prisoners only at night but the hunger strikers complaints remain unaddressed in
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mom to wood while live from the council on american islamic relations says indefinite detention is the key issue that's led prisoners to take such drastic action. just ridiculous and to say that they're having some sort of a loose accommodations by. basically torturing the people at night instead of the day makes the situation no no better and this discussion about force feeding you know this is only a symptom of the bigger disease in which there are over eighty and of vigils and guantanamo bay who've been cleared of any wrongdoing and they're being held indefinitely against their will and really want a person gets to the stage where they need to be forced but they've really given up hope that they can get any type of justice and this is really the bigger problem or the bigger issue at hand that we really need to be addressing. now moscow is gearing up for its first mayoral election in a decade and just one hour remains before the city's life and commission closes its doors for the registration of candidates and the vote itself is scheduled for
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september the eighth there is no shortage of hopefuls with forty candidates applications submitted so far of those though only six are expected to meet the registration requirements which include collecting over one hundred signatures from city lawmakers and whoever emerges the eventual winner will have a daunting task ahead of them running one of europe's largest cities and brianne severely overloaded transport system under control arches lakes he or she ask has the story. of. those who last visited more than two decades ago would hardly recognize it today. from a grim open unfriendly city it has turned into a major european capital of the glossy life and vibrant might start. however the facelift came at a cost traffic jams overground human jams on the ground and the neverending deal of
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construction have reached a critical point six generations. of believes the time has come for a change that has all the got to solve real global city from the top to a. closer look at some some problems. look and see all the good it was a mistake appreciation it not being creative how to provide people to say see saul now or have what would have. stopped fast but collapsed but what if people did this and that change may well be on the way to acting mayor said barron handed in his resignation letter a snap election was called and the reaction from mayor want to beast has been swift . the fight that's underway for the mayoral seat is unprecedented not only due to the number of candidates which exceeds thirty but also because the last time russia's capital elected its boss was a decade ago this position long as been appointed one and this is part of
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a huge process i think this is a second major step in reforming the political system of the russian federation this position is very important and it's crucial to the future and the current state of the country not just moscow itself in this battle for more school candidates of radically contrasting profiles and backgrounds are coming up with very different ideas from charging car owners for driving into the city center to replace the labor migrants from central asia with the robots. this time running without the ruling party support wants to build on his current achievements and is offering to implement more high tech features into everyday life opposition activist and blogger. currently on trial for allegedly prioritizes the fight against corruption and introducing younger faces into local authorities this eccentric candidate said. the spider
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a former heavy metal front man has promised to hand a new sun over the russian capital and build a new imperial moscow each political party has put its own contender forward but regardless of who wins everyone agrees that this job will be no walk in the park moscow is often called a country within a country so whoever takes the rain here may have to be more than just a talented manager so after years of practically nonexistent elections the russian capital braces itself for an employee said gently heated political battle and that campaign is gaining intensity with every day. let's see reporting from moscow. now is take a look at some other stories from around the world in turkey and government for cancer has died in hospital bringing the death toll from young going on wrist to five the nineteen year old student spent seven weeks in a coma after being severely beaten during a rally against the prime minister nationwide protests began back in may with
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a peaceful rally against the demolition of a park in istanbul a brutal police crackdown that followed sparked a wave of public anger across the country. police have launched a criminal investigation into a deadly train accident in canada that killed at least fifteen people the rail operator has pointed the finger at firefighters for failing to prevent the disaster after a small fire on the train was put out a short while before the accident occurred the train was carrying crude oil when it hurdled off the tracks in a small town in quebec on saturday exploding into a huge fireball that engulfed shops and buildings. one of mexico's most active volcanoes has erupted near the capital spewing a cloud of ash and vapor three kilometers high during several days of activity flights in and out of the capital have been canceled leaving hundreds of people stranded authorities have raised the alert level but have stopped short of
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